ltd 2018 repress!! the new label run by so inagawa and dj masda who organize a club party called cabaret based at unit/ saloon tokyo. the first release is done by so inagawa, the label owner, who used be a part of the suffragettes and has released groovy and modern house tracks from the labels like op.disc, tsuba, relaxine, telegraph, minimood under his own name
a trip back to the roots, back to the inner self and what it is to really feel techno. the charismatic argentinean producer presents his first ep on andre kronerts odd even. flug, as his name suggests, allows his audience to take a fly on a journey - into another world, another state of mind. no more words now, please listen. mastering and cut by dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by archer hostettler. manufactured by matter of fact.
ltd 2018 repress!! following the releases ‘logo queen’ and ‘sensibilia’ from cabaret recordings, so inagawa spent nearly a year to complete his first album ‘integrittithm’. 6 tracks of so’s very own grooves with elegance for all the house & techno lovers.
another new name on the slow life catalogue, the californian turned berliner steve huerta. as the ep name suggest he delivers some fresh-loungy-break jams, plus a dancefloor killer featuring label’s own s.moriera.
label head amelie lens herself creates a banging techno record. three tracks full of energy acid techno. holding steady after a much busy 2017 season that saw her multiply releases on the likes of pan-pot imprint, second state or arts, belgian techno architect amelie lens is now set to release her debut solo outing on her own label lenske, following an ep from the newcomer milo spykers and a fine collaborative effort with fellow antwerp-based producer farrago, featuring a remix from ostgut ton protégé kobosil.
following up the debut release from altitude, vade mecum returns with an ep on the limited 10inch series with another legend in the dub techno world - merv. they became notorious after some releases in the second half of the 90s, which included two tracks that are now considered dub techno classics: >dust< and >melted vein<. the copenhagen based duo are back in the studio for a couple of years, after almost 2 decades of silence. since then, they already relased some quality new material on top labels from the scene, and we are absolutely delighted and excited to have them onboard.
a huge classic is back! involve, as its name suggests, try to co-involve people with all the related activities of the label and their artists, creating a bi-directional sense of communication. in between two tendencies, involve collects the classics techno rhythms from detroit and berlin, being true to the origins seasoned with modern touches.
following three eps and one lp fabrizio rat releases his second solo album on odd/even, german label by andre kronert. the album is conceived entirely for the dancefloor, with no rest and no breathe, no ambient or >quiet< tracks. melodies emerge at times, resulting from original orchestrations of piano and machines. at other times more violent and static textures explore the extreme repetitions of piano harmonics, combined with slowly evolving filter-sweeping hypnosis. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by fabrizio rat himself. manufactured by matter of fact.
exile is the next level basecamp of johannes heil. we at exile know that it is nonsense to write anything about music, because music can only be translated by listeners ear. so close your eyes. dont speak. dont think. just listen..... we are exile. mastering and cut my dubplates and mastering berlin.
lessi s. is back on the label. this time showcasing a bumpy and bouncy a1 with a question / answer pattern between lush pads and synth shots. this track titled >clipper< shares its vinyl a-side with a roger gerressen remix, an artist part of the yoyaku camp and known for his stand out bodies of deepness featured on industry-leading imprints like sushitech. the b-side features lessi s dubby, tracky, and rolly >island in the wilderness< as well as the deep minimal esq, but still house inspired >sensitivity< to close off this release with a timeless variety for any underground record bag.
repress! for its eighth release, berg audio is proud to present >directions<, a various artists featuring pioneers as well as some of the most talented producers from the new generation. the incredible eight tracks compilation is accompanied by juli jahs stunning reinterpretation of polands >hotel forum< located in krakow. 2x12”- 180g, gatefold - a must-have item for any vinyl collectors!
repress of the acid bomb incl. fullcover! the label boss regal is back. the boy from madrid inflames the dance floor with a perfect mix of acid techno tracks. these three tracks that recall the techno trance of 90s. acid is the aswer - that moment of reaction and redemption, the answer to everything.
repress! japanese producer jun kitamura released 2eps from his own label capricious back in 1998 and 2000 named outergaze and outergaze 2 by his artist name jun. they were both underground hit in the uk and other countries. efd compiles 2 tracks from these 2eps, which are still heard in dance floors worldwide after more than 10 years, as the first release efd classic series.
regal lands once again in his very own etiquette with a powerful statement: >still raving<. a taste of his sound in a very particular way, one of his most personal records until date. techno with trance, rave and acid influences that converge in the four tracks that give shape to this ep. a solid proof of music being bigger than words.
strong limited repress of boston 168 most wanted classic on splattered vinyl. trippy acidicted and oldschool driven hardware gooves! trippy and spaced out acid techno by italian duo boston 168. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering.
after several 12 inch releases on gosu, traffic, understate:ment, be chosen, now he is back on his own imprint with a full double vinyl album release , ranging from techno , minimal , house & deep house. excellent
after a small break and the success of 1st ep, the moroccan label casa voyager returns with 4 electro tracks from kosh to feed your data fantasies. the casablanca based producer delivers a very efficient debut release. death or serious injury could occur if ear comes in contact with this music. all tracks written and produced by youssef benjelloun. mastered by jose rico at downbeat studios.
vinyl only release.
following releases by label boss paul ritch and portuguese producer cardao, quartz rec welcomes a new addition to its roster, dj sodeyama, with >i wanna dance< ep. dj, producer, label owner & founder of arpa records, yoshifumi sodeyama started djing in the early 90s in his native tokyo. his well crafted productions have been released on japanese and international labels, including a recent appearance on nina kravitzs trip compilation >i have a question<. on this ep, from the building tension of the opening track, to the beautiful acid sounds of the last, dj sodeyama manages to create great atmospheres using repetitive patterns with drifting sounds that will surely make the dancers mind wander.
THE LIGHT YEARS REWORKS (REPRESS) (3X12 INCH LP, 180 G VINYL+MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp, 180 g+mp3 BE28.11.18
(180 gr, clear vinyl, incl dl card) having already unleashed a considerable amount of collaborative magic with the planetary funk: 22 light years series of remix eps, luke slater has now upped the ante with six full sides worth of material,all of them injecting the spirit of classic p.a.s. into new sonic organisms. behind the controls: marcel fengler, psyk, lucy, slam, octave one, function and ksp.
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
ARMCHAIR ANALYST / LONG OVERDUE (LIMITED 180 GR VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK10.12.18
2nd mosaic release on their new ltd series, this time a split ep with steve o sullivan on side a and roger gerressen on side b - steve o sullivan is well know from his classic releases on mosaic, sushitech, bluespirit, ongaku musik ...his style is very unique dub techno , basic channel influenced sound - roger gerressen is a popular dj and producer from holland (nijmegen) ... aka gasometric run , monoaaware, he also has released on sushitech, wolfskuil, sudden drop, fasten musique, appareal music, fear of flying, nilla, joule imprint, tartouffe, irenic ... his musical sound is a great variety from deep house , minimal to dub techno...
its time to deliver the second ep from adana twins latest mix compilation and with this one we set the focus to the more organic and off kilter leanings from lehar, sbth, acid pauli, musumeci and stereocalypse. kicking things off is italys lehar with his super slick ‘blue wolf where robust percussions culminate in a potent groove laying the foundation for lush sonic melodies that transport you into uniquely sublime spaces. sbth follows with the exceptionally unique ‘4w1r6 where they forgo the standard four-to-the-floor approach and employ a distinguished and uncommonly unique 3/4 time signature to full effect creating a swelling and brooding number assuring a definite, clear memory long after it ends. flipping to the b-side we see the renowned acid pauli in top form as he relies heavily on thick organic percussion and plush musicality with his ‘greetings from orgonon before switching gears as musumeci delivers a stunner with ‘invaders where past meets present as disco, techno and house all meet in one harmonious culmination. to round out the ep, stereocalypses ‘jubeelee! is an expertly crafted venture into the modern techniques of infectious afro-house concluding an extremely well rounded ep showcasing the diversity of adana twins selection and diversity.
three years incubation, visionquest compadre antonio thagma returns to follow up his evergreen ‘leather soul’ ep. taking off where his molten constructions left us in 2015, it’s another kinetic experience where the groove is full, and only, focus… and the one and only ricardo villalobos is on hand for a genuinely beautiful remix. ‘sferikum’ instantly locks you in: upbeat with a subtle strut and a maze of psychedelic textures, this one is all about the rolling subs that underpin every element, bringing everything together with fluid motion. it’s backed by the broken electroid charm of ‘everything i wanted’. spacious, pensive and laced with an array of dizzying details from sly acid sinews to crafty drum variations by way of a sudden heart-stopping breakdown. truly, this lives up to its name. complementing these two exceptional originals, and celebrating antonio’s return to visionquest at the highest level possible, villalobos has been recruited for remix duties. a key staple of his sets this summer, it’s a singular 13 minute trip rich in subversion, twists, glitches and surprises. but, as always, the groove is the full, and only, focus. welcome back antonio…
repress coming november 23rd! 999999999 introducing rave reworks for the second chapter of their limited series. deadly effective, old-school rave trips, resampled and reworked. 180 gram vinyl. mastered by conor dalton.
berg audio welcomes dust yard s first vinyl release. the ep entitled >choices< features the highly sought after >lux<, followed by >celest< as well as impeccable reworks from s.a.m. and vril. artwork by juli jah. don t sleep on this one!
releasing his first album since 2012s >bring a friend< on soma, gary beck reconfirms his place in the techno hierarchy. featuring 12 tracks (2 of which are exclusively digital release only), gary showcases a multitude of studio skills, musical influences and styles. the release date is set for the 20th november on his own imprint - bek audio.
juan atkins infiniti project combines raw tactility and puristic elegance with skynet, where slinking grooves mask chaotic frequencies and roughly-hewn structure. alongside fellow detroit legend terrence dixon who appears on several tracks, atkins exposes the life and emotion in machines, outputting a biomorphic atmosphere of industrial soul. the ongoing importance of this album is indisputable, essential both to techno and to tresor.
the balloonist boys are ready for their first take off. each record comes handstamped, handnumbered and with a unique postcard from the clubs archive of journeys. ltd. to 200 pieces. no repress! - viewed from above all worries lose weight –
ltd 2019 repress in black vinyl - get ready for the third edition of our silver series, we proudly welcome the highly talented, young dj and producer suciu from bucharest to our family. we are about to drop his stunning * vinyl only.
a reminiscence of the early 90 s, leftfield, uk electronica and breakbeats related. drifting, warm ambient atmosphere. comes with a -the ambientist- remix and a live version of „yours-, was played on the 24th of march 2018, berlin.
this release is composed by a solid techno original mix and a brilliant remix produced by german maestro tobias. (tobias freund). the prominent, edgy and dark soul of the original mix produced by fragmentor is highlighted in the middle of the track when the acid synth line wisely grows congruently with the other elements, gradually creating great tension and a hypnotic effect in a far from obvious way. tobias. remakes black tartan using the elements in a surprising way delivering an elegant, unforgettable mesmerizing journey.
i descend in this arduous water,
filthy by the deeds done
the light runs out at each movement,
the sound becomes gloomier, at each eyelash beat
and i try undaunted to find a handhold
in these putrid ropes that drag me inside
a condemned cave, where water gets lost,
with my orientation
the breath lacks, there is no time,
i fall more in dephts, looking for a sure moment.
i found even darker and stunned by the scare,
i’ve let that an even gloomier sound
flooded my body, stained in black.
- utopian soul -
“bionic romance ep” is anetha’s second release on blocaus series following 2017’s very successful -“leftover love ep”. once again, anetha continues to play to her strengths and delivers four tracks - diverse and rich in the depth, texture and hypnotism of techno deep space explorations.
anyone who has followed the dj sets of adam beyer or dutch ally bart skils, would be familiar with the stirring vocal and thundering impact of your mind . while the track begun as a tool, the reactions when tested out were so momentous they decided to turn it into a full track. together they teamed up to add more percussion, snares and a rolling acid line to complete its transformation. the result? one of 2018 s most powerful techno weapons highlighting time warp, awakenings and ultra music festival, to name just a few.
the next release on our label is coming from berlin based nick beringer and we are very happy to welcome him on board. we have been following his work for quite a while now, so we were more than happy to receive this demo from him. the three tracks that we have chosen are a bit different from his usual productions and are working well in different situations or hours of a set.
supported by: kaiserdisco, chris liebing, marcel dettmann, alex karakakis, drumcomplex, carl craig, marco bailey, joseph capriati, steve mulder, ilario alicante, slam, franco bianco, ame, paula temple, randomer, subjected, 2000 and one, paco osuna, angy kore, dj emerson, gel abril, dj whebba, slomi aber, spiros kaoumenos, diego alvarado, luigi madonna, charlotte de witte, derek plaslaiko, arnaud rebotini.
limited black repress. bluetrain aka steve o sullivan remix! primary colours keeps the theme going on their reserve series collaborating with another great friend, silver ash. >mad roy< found its way from brisbane to melbourne to the victorian coast before finally finishing its journey on this limited edition 10 inch wax. modulating synths, polyrhythmic percussion, tape delays and one massive bassline all work in tandem to create a tune full of building grooves and sneaky surprises. mad roy will shake the foundations of the biggest clubs. mad roys remix began its journey 16 years ago. richie hawtin released >closer to the edit< that year and was picked up at the local record store and immediately played on the car stereo on the way home. instantly mesmerised by the groove the sleeve notes were pulled out to find bluetrain vs dean decosta >diminishing returns< special edition dub on mosaic was that record. that moment changed everything. it would be their dream to one day have one of their tracks remixed by one of their biggest influences and this day has arrived! introducing the special edition dub by bluetrain.